Celebrities Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Vanessa Hudgens have two things in common: they have rocking bodies and they had tried and loved the Ketogenic diet. However, registered dieticians and nutritionists are divided on the high-fat, low-carb plan that’s gaining even more popularity nowadays.
To be fair, not all stars have commended the diet – Jillian Michaels even got to a heated debate about it because she finds it unsustainable and unsafe. But, those who praised the keto plan reported weight loss, mental clarity, and clearer skin.
While the argument on whether or not the keto diet is safe remains unsolved, another questionable variant has emerged: the Speed Keto. This new entry on the game was created by motivator Harlan Kilstein, who said that this program could help address some of the problems of the original diet.
There have been a lot of people who are on the keto diet who admitted they get irritated counting calories and macros, while others become clueless on what to do once they reach a weight-loss plateau that usually happens because of the body’s prolonged state of ketosis.
A Combination of IF and Keto
According to nutrition consultant Tony Castillo, speed keto is the mix of the keto diet and intermittent fasting, which is another program wherein a person has eating and fasting windows – meaning they only consume food at a specific period.
The speed keto follows the traditional diet, little to no carb, and more on high-fat food, but intermittent fasting is not like the original program. Normally, those under the IF plan would fast for 16 hours (6 p.m. till 10 a.m.), and would only eat within the 8-hour window.
However, with speed keto, a person can only eat once a day – typically a meal that is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbs. Basically, your source of energy to sustain the entire day’s activities is a single meal.
The expert doesn’t recommend the speed keto at all because he said it simply has no advantage. Plus, Tony explained that it is highly unsustainable and is not ideal for people who have a history of an eating disorder.
Generally, the keto diet already has a lot of loose ends, which is why it is not surprising to know that experts are sounding off to its more extreme iteration. Tony shared that the high-fat, low-carb plan was originally for epileptic patients and not laymen.